Payza adds 'buy altcoin' feature to e-wallet service

Payza, a U.K.-based e-wallet platform, has added a new feature that enables users to buy the most popular cryptocurrency alternatives to bitcoin using funds in their Payza account, either fiat currency or bitcoin, according to a press release. The initiative...

Bitcoin kiosk arrives in Fort Wayne, Indiana

RockItCoin, which operates a bitcoin kiosk network, recently expanded into Fort Wayne, Indiana, placing a kiosk in the BP gas station at 909 Coliseum Blvd. E., according to The Journal Gazette. The bitcoin kiosk operates as an automated teller, exchanging bitcoins into U.S.

Square jumps on the bitcoin bandwagon

Square is dipping its toe into the bitcoin waters and testing support by enabling some Cash app users to buy and sell the cryptocurrency, according to multiple media reports. "We believe cryptocurrency can greatly impact the ability of individuals to...

Bitcoin's value nosedives as Chinese regulators apply pressure

BTCChina, a major Chinese bitcoin exchange has announced that it will stop all new user registration and trading on Sept. 30 due to increasing regulatory pressure from the Chinese government. The result of this announcement, in conjunction with the Chinese...

Australian companies to provide 2-way bitcoin transactions at traditional ATMs

DigitalX Ltd., and Stargroup Ltd. have inked joint venture agreement to provide a two-way ATM solution for buying and selling bitcoin. DigitalX is a Perth, Australia-based blockchain technology and advisory company providing services to facilitate the launch of new financial...

Bitcoin value drops on news of Chinese exchange shutdown

Between Thursday and Friday last week, Bitcoin value dropped 7.3 percent following reports that Chinese regulators were forcing the shutdown of that nation's virtual currency exchanges. By noon Friday, the currency had rallied somewhat, making up about 3 percent of...

Bitcoin price surges past $4K

The bitcoin price surged past $4,000 on Aug. 13 and as of Aug.

Coinbase reaches unicorn status in latest funding round

Coinbase has officially become the first bitcoin "unicorn" as the wallet provider has raised $100 million in Series D funding to reach a valuation of $1.6 billion. "Coinbase experienced unprecedented growth over the last year, and we have now exchanged...

Study: Nearly 6 in 10 large corporations considering blockchain deployment

Nearly six in 10 (57 percent) large corporations are either actively considering, or are in the process of deploying, blockchain technology, according to a new study by Juniper Research. Almost 400 company founders, executives, managers and IT professionals responded to...

Large retailers tune out bitcoin acceptance

Bitcoin is now accepted at only three of the top 500 online merchants, down from five from last year, according to a report by Bloomberg. Retailers might be turning down bitcoin due to scaling challenges and slow and costly transactions;...

Former Mt. Gox CEO to face trial in Japan

Mark Karpeles, former CEO of the defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, will face trial this week in Tokyo on charges related to the loss of $480 million in bitcoin from the exchange.

First Bitcoin Capital Corp. to install automated check-cashing and bitcoin ATMs in California

First Bitcoin Capital Corp., a developer of digital currencies and blockchain technology, has teamed with Simple Automated Money Inc., a provider of automated check cashing kiosks, to provide automated check-cashing kiosks at locations in northern California, according to a press...

Payza unveils new e-wallet bitcoin options

London-based Payza has become the first e-wallet provider to treat bitcoin like any fiat currency allowing users to hold bitcoins directly in their Payza e-wallet, according to a press release. Payza members also can instantly send and receive bitcoin to...

Dutch POS provider brings bitcoin payments to retailers

Countr POS, a Dutch provider of a tablet-based point-of-sale software for small to medium-size businesses, has announced a strategic partnership with Coinify, a European blockchain payment and trading service provider. This partnership enables Countr POS to offer retailers a wider...

Ripple gains 10 customers in financial industry

Ripple, a blockchain payments provider, has gained 10 customers in the financial industry: MUFG; BBVA; SEB; Akbank; Axis Bank; Yes Bank; SBI Remit; Cambridge Global Payments; Star One Credit Union; and eZforex.com. Several of the banks have been using Ripple's...

Mobile Payments Today seeks editorial contributors, bloggers

Mobile Payments Today is seeking editorial content in 2017 from industry thought leaders in the form of contributed articles and blog posts. We're looking for high-level thought leadership pieces that are free of a marketing pitch. Submissions should be between...

New Zealand bitcoin exchange to close, cites uncooperative banks

A New Zealand bitcoin exchange, BItNZ, has announced on its website it will close Apr. 15 since banks in that country will not allow accounts to trade bitcoins.

Mobile Payments Today publishes new mobile app guide

One of the bigger trends to emerge in 2016 was how payments became a larger focus for retailers as they attempt to keep customers within their app for the entire shopping experience. To that end, Mobile Payments Today is proud...

Daimler Financial Services to acquire PayCash Europe

Daimler Financial Services AG announced it will acquire the electronic payment services provider PayCash Europe SA, an e-payment company which offers solutions for cryptocurrencies, according to a press release. By gaining a foothold in the e-payment business, Daimler AG will...

Bitcoin’s price gains pull along other virtual currencies

Bitcoin's recent price surge has pulled along other cryptocurrencies with it, according to figures from CryptoCompare, reported MarketWatch. Ark Invest, an investment management firm with virtual currency holdings, and Ethereum, a virtual currency, have been among the winners. Chris Burniske,...

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